Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy-Alabama River Region Fire Chaplains Training Conference

  • 15 Jan 2021
  • 08:30
  • 16 Jan 2021
  • 17:30
  • Elmore County Emergency Management Agency 8917 US Highway 231, Wetumpka, Alabama

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

January 15-16, 2021

Wetumpka, Alabama

The "Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy" is a foundational training course for the fire department chaplain. This two day course is the basis for training recognition by the Federation of Fire Chaplains and earns the student a certificate from the FFC upon completion. U.S. Fire Departments are now using this FFC training as the standard for fire chaplaincy across the country, allowing chaplains to minister within the fire service wherever life takes them. 

The content of the Essentials course was developed by fire chaplains across the country to be practical help for on scene and in-firehouse ministry. Instructors are certified by FFC to teach using an interactive approach which involves students in the classroom process.

This course provides an opportunity for everyone - experienced chaplains, new chaplains, and prospective chaplains alike - to learn valuable lessons about Fire Chaplaincy. The class consists of 16 hours of instruction, over the course of two days, covering the following areas:

  • History of Chaplaincy
  • Personhood of the Chaplain
  • Ministry to Crisis Victims
  • Ministry to Fire Personnel
  • Introduction to Critical Incident Stress
  • Introduction to Incident Command
  • Fire Chaplain Safety
  • Firefighter Injury and Death
  • Fire Department Funerals
  • Confidentiality & Professionalism

You must be present for the entire 16 hours of instruction to receive a Certificate for the course from the Federation of Fire Chaplains.


Elmore County Emergency Management Agency

8917 US Highway 231

Wetumpka, Alabama 36092 



**Scholarship money may be available, please contact


Registration deadline is January 8, 2021. After January 8th, please contact John Gallups to ask if any seats are still available.

Please Contact John Gallups to register

(251) 217-9110



    The Hampton Inn in Wetumpka today  will offer a special price of

    $91.00, plus taxes 

    If anyone needs a hotel please contact Sam

    (706) 593-9004, 3

    Tell her you are with the Federation of fire chaplaincy training class

    You are responsible for your own lodging.


    Please register early to insure your place in the class. Dress is Casual. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days and you must be present both days to receive a certificate from the Federation of Fire Chaplains. Lunch and refreshments are provided both days.


    Chaplain John Gallups


    Jimmie Duncan

    John Gallups

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